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Offline rangerrebew

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   New York City Thinks It Has Power to Tell Businesses What They Can’t Sell
By Katherine Timpf

February 12, 2020 2:24 PM

People stand outside a Prada store on 5th Ave. in New York City, November 29, 2013. (Carlo Allegri/Reuters)
The potential for infringement on individual liberty and free markets is self-explanatory.

New York City’s Commission on Human Rights apparently believes that it has the right to stop private businesses from selling things that it considers to be offensive — and worse, at least one company isn’t pushing back.

The commission, by the way, is an oversight agency that’s tasked with making sure that everyone follows the city’s anti-discrimination law — which, as Reason’s Robby Soave notes, is astonishingly broad.

In a piece published Wednesday, Soave recounts how the agency recently used its power to stop Prada from selling dolls that it had determined were racist caricatures that looked similar to blackface.
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Sheesh! They didn't all run to Canada when Bush Trump got elected, but they want to bring the Canadian Human Rights Commission to New York...

Will someone remind these jackwagons this is America?
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